Visual Studio has four window layouts:

  1. Design view – what you see when you launch Visual Studio
  2. Full screen – View – Full Screen
  3. Debugging view – when debugging
  4. File view – when you run “devenv.exe foo.txt”

Visual Studio in Full Screen View

But today’s tip focuses on Full Screen.  You can quickly toggle into Full Screen, from any of the other 3 window layouts, by pressing Shift + Alt + Enter

Any window customizations you make in Full Screen mode will persist across different window layouts (meaning when you switch to design and go back to full screen, you’ll see the tool windows where you last had them in full screen) and across different VS instances (close / reopen IDE).

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